a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
When the curtain goes up, the terror begins.
EC Comics-inspired weirdness returns with three tales. In the first, a wooden statue of a Native American comes to life...to exact vengeance on the murderer of his elderly owners. In the second, four teens are stranded on a raft on a lake with a blob that is hungry. And in the third, a hit and run woman is terrorized by the hitchhiker she accidentally killed...or did she really kill him?
"But this thing doesn't look like an accident. It looks like it's on purpose."
A very fitting quote from Creepshow 2 that describes the movie well - horror camp for the sake of horror camp. I love Stephen King more than most, but he's been involved in better things than this. There is however a certain dumb charm to it, a perfect rental for a sleepless night.
This, just like the first one, is an anthology horror film. The segments have (horribly) animated wraparounds and are presented by The Creep, a very Crypt Keeper-esque figure.
In Old Chief Wood'nhead, two punks come into a grocery store guarded by a wooded indian. When they end up killing the clerks, they incur…
I love Creepshow so much, its basically a franchise made for kids to smuggle out of video shops, knowing you shouldn't really be watching it but its not something that'll scare you for life. Silly yet with lots of gore!
Having said that, I read the short story about that blob on the lake when I was little and it TERRIFIED me. Really glad to see the segement for it now too and the effects on it are really good!
In the realm of anthology horror, you can't get much better. The Raft is, by far, the greatest horror short of the Creepshow franchise. It helps this sequel trump the original by a nose.
This hair's gonna get me paid 'n laid!
For years, maybe a couple of decades now, I thought these stories were from the first Creepshow and therefore always thought I had seen it. Learned I was wrong when I watched the original earlier this month and there was no Chief Wood'nhead, Raft or Hitchhiker to be found.
The horror buddies return as Stephen King supplies the stories and George A. Romero writes the script, but this time they hand of directing duties to Romero's longtime cinematographer Michael Gornick who makes his feature film directing debut here.
With less then half of the original's budget the film is unable to match the special effects of it's predecessor or even…
"The Raft" is a great short story. And that segment has some pretty cool gore effects.
Stephen King's cameo as a truck driver: "What the fuck happened here!?"
Mashed up hitchhiker guy constantly saying "Thanks for the ride, lady!"
Sadistic Stephen King bullies in the animated wraparound.
George Kennedy is killed, which is sad.
The monster in "The Raft" looks like a giant garbage bag.
The people in "The Raft" are the worst, so I was actively cheering on the garbage bag to just eat them already.
Why is The Creep just throwing newspapers and comic books onto the highway from his truck at the end? Is this an 80s thing I've forgotten about?
There are fewer stories in this sequel, but they are all top notch. No duds in the mix at all. The Raft is the best!
Pēc pieciem gadiem seko otrs Creppshow laidiens. Šo vienreiz redzēju jau 90jos vien pirmās filmas vēlīnās bērnības/agro tīņu gadu atmiņu vadīts :) Atkal Stīvens Kings sarakstījis kaudzi ar bēlņām un kāds to ekranizē :)
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"Old Chief Wood'nhead"
Par jefiņiem, kuri aplaupa pensionārus un kurus beigās noslaktē koka indiānis. Baigi gari un slikti...
Galvenie varoņi ir eļlas plankumi un ģļotas, kuri apēd kaut kādus jauniešus kaut kāda ezera vidū... Nepazīstamās vietās peldēties stingri aizliegts.
Sākumā gandrīz vai PSYCHO elpa, bet tad dāmīte nobrauc stopētāju un atlikušajās filmas minūtēs nobrauktais šo terorizē...
Outro multenīte kā fragmentiņš no Hevī Metal muļķikiem...
Vārdu sakot otrs laidien ir štrunts, kas varēja arī nebūt.
The original Creepshow is one of my favorite films and my favorite anthology film. While Creepshow 2 could never reach in my mind the greatness of the first I still love it. I remember watching it when it first came out on video and it takes me back to when I was a kid and I was in full blown exploring my love of horror film mode and wanted to see everything. Hard not to feel nostalgic for this and I think the three stories are really good.
The best part of this film is when four supremely annoying characters are on a raft in a lake and they're afraid of, like, floating garbage. And I'm not even saying that as an insult: it's actually a pretty great segment.
The animation between the segments doesn't feel quite as good as that in the first time, but I also have no nostalgia clouding my vision. And our Creep host is quite a bit less cool. Otherwise, surprisingly consistent in quality with the original (though I prefer that one). The first segment is pretty dull, but the second and third are extremely fun to watch. The gore effects are nice and cheesy, the acting not horrible, and the film bounces…
No, it's not as good as the first but it's still really cheestastic fun. The blu-Ray looks great!
The cartoon segments weren't great, but a couple of the other segments were fun to watch. It didn't have the same strength that the first did, though.
Who knew a group of people trapped on a raft fearing a floating mass of trash bags would be the highlight of this. Also points for catch phrase of the hitchhiker segment.
Old Chief Wood'nhead: ***1/2
The Raft: *****
The Hitch-hiker: ****
The "Raft" segment was badass, full of unlikable yet attractive people dying painfully at the hands of a couple of hefty bags tied together coupled with some mesmerizing gore effects (although there was some casual rape). "Old Chief Wooden Head" was as dull as they come and "The Hitchhiker" was like a logical, yet stupid, extreme of "The Tell-Tale Heart." 89 minutes.
maybe I should've waited until I have 100, but anyhoo, not in letterboxd: The Sick and Twisted World of Joanna…